Free Climbing The NoseFri Night Vid

© Alexandre Eggermont

Our Friday Night Video this week takes us to El Capitan, Yosemite. On November 11, 2019, Belgian climber Sébastien Berthe became only the seventh person to free climb the Nose (VI 5.14a). He also became the first person ever to free climb the route ground up.

The Nose had several ascents in the Autumn season of 2019, firstly from Berthe and then Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher in a six-day push later in the month.

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30 Dec, 2019

Might have been a nice story but I found it an unwatchable video. The constant cutting from one scene to another was incredibly distracting, like watching a trailer for a film at the cinema. Maybe that's what the film really is, just an advert for Berthe, rather than something for the viewer to enjoy?

30 Dec, 2019

I watched this last night. I wonder if it seemed that way because they didn’t have that much film footage, perhaps only really started filming when it seemed like he had a good chance of freeing the route (ie after doing the great roof quickly).

30 Dec, 2019

A mess.

1 Jan, 2020


4 Jan, 2020

Such a pity the editing is so poor. It's really one of the worst cut movies I've ever seen. It reminds me of something I remember the director John Guillermin saying: 'It's cut to buggery!'

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